Day Trips to Kilkenny
From romantic weekend breaks to fun family days out, you’ll find a wide range of things to do in Kilkenny. A lively city with a relaxed atmosphere, with many walking trails and tours to take. To help you make the most of your time, we’ve put together a short destination guide of our day trips to Kilkenny by recommending the best things to do in Kilkenny. Take a look and start planning your coach trip today.
Kilkenny is busy all year-round with live music, arts, concerts, spoken word, film, performance and dance. The annual festival – Cats Laugh Festival – is amongst the best, as well as other visual arts events throughout the year.
Must–see things in Kilkenny include visiting one of the many churches or castles in and around the city. The magnificent Kilkenny Castle, stands dramatically on a strategic height that commands a crossing on the River Nore. While St Canice’s Cathedral and the Round Tower are an essential part of the structural heritage in the vibrant medieval city of Kilkenny.
Those looking for a little adventure can experience the gruesome thrills of the ‘Kilkenny Ghost Tour’ or ‘The Kilkenny Way Tour’ for those who like to learn about Kilkenny’s extraordinary Hurling Heritage!
A fantastic way to view the city is to take the Kilkenny City Road Train. You will see all the historical sites. While on board you will get a full commentary, which will give you some fascinating insights into the history of Kilkenny.
We’ve teamed up with some amazing companies in Kilkenny to make your journeys more memorable and unique.
Still unsure on whether to visit Kilkenny?
Check out our blog post from our #TrailsofIreland series. Our travel blogger will show you the hidden gems in the nooks and crannies of the ‘Marble City. View Blog Post
Trails of Ireland with travel blogger Timi Ogunyemi and his JJ Kavanagh & Sons Golden Ticket
How it works:
Produce your JJ Kavanagh & Sons bus ticket at any of our partners brands in Kilkenny and save up to €35 and more when you shop or visit.
Smithwick’s Experience Kilkenny – Save €2.40
Kilkenny Ghost Tours – Save €2
Kilkenny City Tours – Save €1.40
St Canice’s Cathedral – 10% discount off Admission Fee
Round Tower – 10% discount off Admission Fee
Kilkenny Design Centre – 10% off items in shop
Sweet Living – 10% discount off Personalised Chocolate
Supermacs – €3.90 saving on a combined medium meal for two